ALLIANCE ROAD – On the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 23, a 41-year-old male was found dead in Jolly Giant Creek at Shay Park.
Sailors was astonished at at the car occupants’ obliviousness to their cop-rich surroundings. He said that even when an APD K-9 unit pulled in behind them to further assist with the nearby crime scene, the parked potsters didn’t cease the high-profile dopely dealings.
McKINLEYVILLE – Ian Charles Mason, 34, of Jamul, Calif., ought to have paid attention to all those boring scoldings from law enforcement about distracted driving – specifically, not jabbering on your cell phone while behind the wheel. If he had, he’d probably still have his $121,860 cash stash, not to mention be able to roll a 55-pound fatty. And he wouldn’t have to go to traffic school, either.
What’s motivating Meserve to run this time around is mainly what he sees as a reactive council that isn’t pushing the envelope of innovation and isn’t seeking regional approaches to a number of challenges facing the City.
For Mohland, Arcata’s future depends on the economy, communication and creativity. His driving dictum: “Economic growth for Arcata and keeping it sustainable.”
Dokweiler said both grow houses had been independently reported by concerned neighbors. Electrical service to the homes has been cut off. The owners will have to make repairs and have the homes inspected for code compliance before electricity is restored.
Yana Valachovic, the forestry advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension who was recently appointed to Arcata’s all-citizen Forest Management Committee, told supervisors that the county has the advantage of having a working model to follow. “The City of Arcata’s forest has provided an accessible demonstration of multi-use management,” she said. “It has been such a leader for integrating the community into the idea that’s it’s possible to get a steady supply of wood as well as a place for recreation, a water supply, wildlife habitat and all the things that people seem to hold in common.”
“Some people think it’s just a party,” Mendoza added. “But we would like to come to the party to have that contact with the people. When it started, is was just a seed of an idea, to have this exchange. So many people [Arcatans] have gone down there. The most important is the friendship.”
This week’s Hellhole of Arcata is just what it says it is – a hellish hole in the ground. The damn thing even glows with infernal red light.
“The Arcata City Council needs to step up and take action with a more balanced approach to issues,” said Meserve. “We need to balance development with environmental protection, balance public safety with civil liberties, balance a vibrant downtown with vibrant neighborhoods, and balance supporting business with supporting people.”